Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Christmas Clutter Countdown Week 13 & Gift Bag Tutorial
CHRISTMAS WEEK 13
I printed the invitations and address labels for our annual ladies ornament exchange. Then it was quick and easy to fold the invitations, tape them closed, stick on address labels, return address labels and postage stamps. They all went in the mail this weekend.
I'm also coordinating a small play for the pre-school children at our church to do during our church's annual Christmas program. I gathered the materials I needed this week and made calls to parents in preparation for this fun event.
With Thanksgiving coming up in less than two weeks, Robbie and I decided which delicacies we would be taking to my parent's home for Thanksgiving Day as well as what we would be making for our church's Thanksgiving Feast on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. During my weekly grocery run, I picked up everything we would need (except for a few fresh items we'll get next week).
DECLUTTERING WEEK 13
This week's focus was the master bedroom. I had picked up a new corner shelf for our bedroom several weeks ago and finally took time this week to bring it in from the garage and set it up behind the little green couch. Robbie helped me hang a few items on the wall that I had stored behind the green couch waiting to get all the furniture in place. I deep cleaned the room, dusting everything and even sorting through the pile of books by my bed. Well . . . I guess I should say sorting through the FOUR piles of books by my bed, getting them organized a little better and reminding myself what I have waiting to be read.
GIFT BAG TUTORIAL